So, since I can't remember to blog on a frequent basis, I've decided to revert my website back to a "traditional" format like it used to be, and update it on a monthly basis. I have transitioned all of the content for all of 2008 from the old site, www.fuschia.org, and have removed the blog. Apologies to everyone for all of these migrations!
Anyway, in mid September we had a great getaway to LAS VEGAS! I love that town, I love the adult playground notion that at any time on any day, you can do whatever you want! JC had to go out there for a work-related conference, so I took full advantage of the free hotel room and tagged along!
We ended up staying at the Venetian's brand-new add-on, the Palazzo, where all of the rooms are suites! So check this out, here is the lobby!
And here is our suite!!!
Needless to say, I felt like a queen! We're not even getting a room this nice in Prague for our wedding!!
While JC was busy falling asleep in lectures, I worked a bit each day from the hotel room and then headed out on my own. One day I sat by the pool for a few hours, another day I got an aromatherapy massage which felt SOOO good!
We had plenty of time to gamble, but we stuck to mostly penny slot machines because we are both too cheap and inexperienced to try our hand at the tables. However, our cheapness didn't hinder us--we dug through each casino to find the right slot machines, and in Paris I won $270 on ONE machine! Then, the last day we were there, while JC was in his last session, I found a similar slot machine in the Venetian and won $260! After dumping some back in of course, I came home with an extra $300!!! That's the first time I've ever come home a winner!
We also got to see another Cirque du Soleil performance--this time we saw "O" which is their underwater show. It was incredible! They had platforms that rose and fell in various combinations to make the water shallow, deep, or underneath the platforms, and they had all sorts of various acrobatics that ended up with dives into the water. The stage crew were underwater the whole time moving props!!